Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Your Washington D.C.

    It's Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott's turn to trade in his U.S. Capitol pin for cold hard cash on K Street. The Mississippi Republican announced his resignation plans on Monday and, according to people close to him, the senator is kicking around a couple of private-sector options. A near-certain scenario has him teaming up with his son, lobbyist Chester Lott, founder of Lott & Associates. Another, still fluid, idea is partnering with former Louisiana Democratic Sen. John Breaux, who is said to be mulling a departure from the lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs. Breaux did not return calls for comment. Of a Lott-Breaux partnership, one lobbyist quipped: 'The only real question would be whether they would hire Brinks to bring in the money every day.' "

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